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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Casinos to host Lee Roy Parnell (1/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Grammy Award nominee Lee Roy Parnell is bringing influences of Texas blues and country, Memphis soul and southern rock traditions to SEVEN Bar inside...
article Book talk examines nationhood in early 20th century Cherokee writing (1/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- N -- Kirby Brown will be the second faculty member featured in the upcoming UO Authors, Book Talkson Feb. 12. A citizen of the Cherokee nation and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Kaskade Doesn't Want to Reveal His Pay Rate in Lawsuit Over KAOS Nightclub (1/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Dance artist Kaskade is suing the owners of Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort for breach of contract over his residency deal with the now-shuttered KAOS...
article Gambler at Excalibur Las Vegas casino wins $5.4 million jackpot playing slot machine (1/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- It's a great start to 2020 for one lucky gambler at the Excalibur Las Vegas casino. A jackpot was hit for $5,482,229 on one of their Wheel of Fortune...
article Las Vegas hotel rejects OJ Simpson’s claim his reputation was damaged in 2017 bar incident (1/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas is legally responding to O.J. Simpson’s lawsuit that he was defamed and portrayed in a false light after...
article TMZ: O.J. Simpson Is a Defamation-Proof Criminal Scumbag, Casino Claims (1/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- O.J. Simpson's reputation as a violent convicted criminal is already SO HORRIBLE, it's basically impossible to inflict even more damage to it ......
article Mammoth Vegas video screen dwarfs the display at Cowboys Stadium (1/12/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- If the 160-foot-long video screen that stretches between the 20-yard lines at AT&T Stadium wows you, then wait until you see the one that just powered...
article In the quiet Las Vegas Arts District, a craft beer scene is brewing. (1/7/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Arts District, a low-frills buffer between the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street, attracts tourists and locals looking for fun in a place devoid of...
article Cirque du Soleil performer falls during 'O' show at Bellagio Las Vegas (1/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A swing act performer fell during a Cirque du Soleil performance Sunday at the Bellagio hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The artist was part of the Russian...
article Fremont Street New Year’s Bash Promises to Be Spectacular (12/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Anticipation is rising in Las Vegas as New Year’s Eve approaches. Fireworks are poised and people are putting on their party clothes for a night of...
article Lady Gaga Hints at Las Vegas Residency Extension (12/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Lady Gaga is hinting that her Las Vegas Strip residency may extend to one more year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Gaga told an audience...
article The Prettiest Las Vegas Restaurants That Opened in 2019 (12/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Local restaurants and bars alike debuted pretty new spaces in Las Vegas over the past year. Gorgeous Mott 32, fun Best Friend, and captivating Mama Rabbit...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article ‘Baby Shark’ Translation The Latest Effort To Fight A Decline In Diné Speakers (1/17/2020)
(Arizona) -- The internet sensation and earworm ‘Baby Shark’ is everywhere.The song is approaching five billion views on YouTube and is available in 19...
article 'They can listen to it now in Navajo': Navajo language version of 'Baby Shark' released (12/31/2019)
(New Mexico) -- At the start of the newest version of the song, "Baby Shark," the words, Łóó' Hashkéii Awéé', appear in big yellow letters before a...
article ‘Baby Shark’ creators release Navajo version of viral video (12/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Creators of the popular video “Baby Shark,” whose “doo doo doo” song was played at the World Series in October and has been a...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Congress

article Haaland, Davids included in 'Jeopardy' clue for historic first as Native American congresswomen (1/16/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Freshman Reps. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) were featured in a “Jeopardy” clue Wednesday night for making history as...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article 'I will repay every debt I have': Businesswoman Heather Abbey promises to repay $62,000 of public money (1/16/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan's arts agency has completed its audit of five projects undertaken by Indigenous entrepreneur Heather Abbey. It is asking her to repay...
article The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open wins $100K Toronto critics prize (1/10/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Toronto Film Critics Association has given the Indigenous story, which was written and directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, its...
article Why Griffin Poetry Prize-winning poet Billy-Ray Belcourt writes with passion and an urgent call to action (1/9/2020)
(Canada) -- Billy-Ray Belcourt is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. His debut collection of poetry, This Wound is a World, issued a call to turn to...
article Photo exhibition tells story of Yukon's First Nations (12/30/2019)
(North Canada) -- A new exhibition of historic photos is inspired by 'Together Today for our Children Tomorrow,' an historic document that provided the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article New Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women documentary premieres today (1/15/2020)
(Montana) -- “Somebody’s Daughter,” a documentary on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic, premieres Wednesday in Las Vegas at the Four...
article MLA calls for poems by man who killed Indigenous woman to be pulled from website (1/6/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba legislator is calling on Canadians to contact the federal heritage minister to remove two poems, written by the killer of an Indigenous woman,...
article Poems by man who killed Indigenous woman removed from parliamentary website (1/6/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Two poems written by a man who killed an Indigenous woman have been removed from the parliamentary poet laureate website.The poems by Stephen Brown...
article Students win award for film on missing, murdered indigenous people (12/30/2019)
(Wyoming) -- What started as a summer opportunity for students to learn about filmmaking has turned into awards, increased awareness and future projects.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Grand Traverse Band

article TC Horse Shows partners with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (1/14/2020)
(Michigan) -- Flintfields Horse Park and Traverse City Horse Shows, LLC, the parent company of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival and the new Traverse City Spring Horse...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article The Oculus dazzles guests at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1/14/2020)
(Florida) -- It’s the first thing you see when you walk into the new expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Local 10 was the first to get a sneak...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa introduces Hard Rock Live (1/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- After 10 years of bringing world-class entertainment to northeast Oklahoma, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is ushering in a new era and will soon be...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City Offers $2020 New Year’s Eve Package, Casino Rooms Remain Available (12/30/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City is ready to ring in the 2020 New Year by offering guests a special $2,020 package that gives them the special holiday...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Climactic scenes in the movie ‘Uncut Gems’ were filmed at Mohegan Sun (1/14/2020)
(Connecticut) -- As the acclaimed movie “Uncut Gems” revs toward its nerve-jangling finale, Adam Sandler’s character, Howard Ratner, gives his mistress Julia a bag of...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Baga Chipz calls out ‘bigotry’ after reportedly being turned away from a casino for being a ‘fella in make up’ (1/13/2020)
(UK) -- Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz claims to have been turned away by casino bouncers who called her a “fella in makeup”. Baga said she tried to enter the...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article Julian Brave NoiseCat: Perhaps the World Ends Here (1/12/2020)
(South Dakota) -- On a chilly and overcast Saturday in March, I parked my rental car at the base of the hill at Wounded Knee. The week before, historic blizzards and...
1 Article on this Issue

Star Wars

article Star Wars inspires Indigenous art in exhibit of cosplay, droids and paintings (1/12/2020)
(Arizona) -- Tony Thibodeau was roaming around Indigenous Comic Con when he noticed a bit of a trend: Indigenous people love and relate to the Star Wars story. He...
article ‘The Force Is With Our People’ Examines Influence of ‘Star Wars’ on Contemporary Native Artists (1/12/2020)
(Arizona) -- Ast’a ho nii yee holoodo.” May the Force be with you.” Years were spent bringing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the original Star Wars...
article Why some Indigenous people see themselves in Star Wars icon Baby Yoda (1/12/2020)
(Canada) -- If you've been on social media lately, chances are you've come across a cute green creature. Baby Yoda — or "the child" in the Star...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Joy Harjo

article Merwin Conservancy presents event with U.S. poet laureate (1/11/2020)
(Hawaii) -- The Merwin Conservancy will present current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in the Green Room at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Rolling Rez Arts bus success set to increase with physical building in Kyle (1/11/2020)
(South Dakota) -- With success shared from the Rolling Rez Arts bus program – by First Peoples Fund – a permanent location for artists on Pine Ridge is being...
1 Article on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article 'Killers of the Flower Moon' to begin filming in Pawhuska in March (1/10/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- “Killers of the Flower Moon,” the movie about the murders of Osage Nation citizens for their oil money in the 1920s, is set to begin filming in...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Indigenous artists call for apology after American reality TV star spotted in regalia (1/8/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Several Indigenous artists and designers in B.C. are angry and calling for an apology after an American reality TV star was spotted wearing regalia...
article Scottsdale man admits to misrepresenting jewelry as Native American-made (1/8/2020)
(Arizona) -- A Scottsdale business owner and two other people admitted to misrepresenting jewelry made in the Philippines as Native American-made in the United States.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Are you ready for some esports? League of Legends schedule adds Monday night matchups. (1/8/2020)
(North America) -- Esports is planting its first flag into the coveted, popular Monday evening time slot, with the League of Legends Championship Series announcing it...
1 Article on this Issue

Trail of Tears

article Highlights: One-woman show tells story of the Trail of Tears and its descendents (1/8/2020)
(New Hampshire) -- Go ahead, laugh, if the spirit moves you, during DeLanna Studi’s two performances of And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail...
1 Article on this Issue

Turning Stone

article Resturant Week at Turning Stone starts next week (1/8/2020)
(New York) -- Turning Stone Resort Casino recently announced the return of Restaurant Week, an exclusive culinary event featuring signature three-course dining...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Reno man wins "life-changing" jackpot at Atlantis Casino (1/6/2020)
(Nevada) -- Reno resident Lawrence Fuller won over $888,000 on penny slots at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Sunday. The Atlantis said Fuller won an $888,585 jackpot...
1 Article on this Issue

Comanche Nation

article Johnny Depp’s Surprising Connection To The Comanche Nation (1/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Johnny Depp caught a lot of flack for portraying the Native American character Tonto in the 2012 movie The Lone Ranger. Critics said it was inappropriate...
1 Article on this Issue

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

article Aristocrat’s Joe Kaminkow talks up new arch of games (1/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Aristocrat brought an impressive arch way full of games to G2E 2019, and Kaminkow talked up the impressive ways it can improve a casino floor.
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Spirit guides helped Ned Bear create his famous masks (1/5/2020)
(New Brunswick) -- Ned Bear stands in his workshop armed with a mallet in one hand and a chisel in the other. He looks down at the face that stares back at him. Bear...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Gaming

article Rocksino to be filled with food and games (1/4/2020)
(Indiana) -- A portion of Spectacle Jack LLC's application for a Vigo casino sheds new light on the company's proposed development if approved by the Indiana...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports in Las Vegas

article Prom with the Raiders? A glimpse into Las Vegas stadium’s Chardonnay Chasm (1/4/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- An artist’s rendering of the interior of the Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas shows a VIP end-zone plaza filled with very well-dressed fans....
1 Article on this Issue

Mental Health

article Acclaimed Inuk singer Kelly Fraser was 'fiercely open with her fans,' says family (1/1/2020)
(Winnipeg) -- Kelly Fraser, the beloved Inuk singer-songwriter from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, was an "incredibly kind person" and "fiercely open with her fans...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article What’s coming to casinos in 2020: New restaurants, hotels and more (12/30/2019)
(California) -- In 2020, expect more growth and development at Southern California casinos. Expect lavish new hotels, more gaming space and additional restaurants. Some...
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Other News

article Poetry Reading: A Winter Night of Indigenous Tellings (1/18/2020)
(Illinois) -- Evanston, IL—January 16, 2020: The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is collaborating with the American Indian Center of Chicago for an evening...
article Poetry Reading: A Winter Night of Indigenous Tellings (1/17/2020)
(Chicago) -- The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is collaborating with the American Indian Center of Chicago for an evening poetry event called “A Winter...
article ‘I Am Mistaken as the Spokesperson of Native America’ (1/17/2020)
(New York) -- Since 1981, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds has lived on tribal land in Oklahoma, far away from the coastal headquarters of the art world. But that hasn...
article 'It keeps our language alive': Winnipeg youth choir will sing national anthem in Ojibway at Jets game (1/17/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Riverbend Community School 's Strong Warrior Girls Anishinaabe Singers will deliver the Canadian anthem in Ojibway during the Winnipeg Jets versus...
article ‘Yellowstone’ Lands Streaming Deal At Peacock (1/17/2020)
(USA) -- Yellowstone, Paramount Community’s flagship drama sequence, is heading to Peacock. The forthcoming NBCUniversal streaming service would be the unique...
article Women of Marvel Talks Empowering Indigenous Youth with Tokata Iron Eyes (1/16/2020)
(USA) -- Tokata Iron Eyes is a 16 year old indigenous youth leader from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. From an early age, Tokata had stood up for Lakota land and worked...
article Martha Redbone traces family history at Tower Theatre (1/16/2020)
(Oregon) -- There’s a striking quote from a video interview with writer, singer and actress Martha Redbone featured on the promotional website for her latest...
press release Ucross Receives Grant to Support Residencies for Native American Visual Artists and Writers (1/16/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The Ucross Foundation announced Wednesday that they’ve been awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support residencies...
press release Ucross to receive $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support residencies for Native American artists and writers (1/16/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts, today announced that it has been awarded $30,000 from the National...
article Rebel Indigenous Mexican Weaver Talks to His Threads (1/15/2020)
(Mexico) -- Indigenous weaver and fashion designer Alberto Lopez knew he wanted to be a traditional weaver early on, but there was a problem: the artisans who worked the...
article Cape college partners with tribal arts school (1/14/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- In a unique collaboration with the Institute of American Indian Arts, Cape Cod Community College has added the tribal college in New Mexico to its...
article Native Sovereignty, Color, Movement, And Gesture Unite Diverse Works By Heap Of Birds In Call For Social Justice (1/14/2020)
(New York) -- Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds recalls the grueling process of reaching up an enormous 56-inch-by-70-inch canvas two decades ago to create an emotive...
article Omaha Beach sculpture planned for D-Day veteran who now calls Normandy home (1/14/2020)
(France) -- Overlooking Omaha Beach is a small memorial to honor Native American troops who took part in the Normandy invasion more than 75 years ago, and now a group of...
article Politically Incorrect (1/14/2020)
(USA) -- When comedians Bruce Williams and Terry Ree first came on the scene, political correctness wasn't a "thing," but ranting politics was definitely...
article Satirical group promoting pipeline through golf courses, cemeteries and schools (1/14/2020)
(Canada) -- Energy is life – that’s the tagline for one of the videos online promoting the Indigenous Pipeline Council. In another video, the Sacred Remains...
article 9 of the Best Books By Native, First Nations, or Indigenous Authors (1/14/2020)
(Indian Country) -- This list of books by Native, First Nations, or Indigenous authors for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge is sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book...
article Vancouver Island artist remembered worldwide for his Coast Salish artwork (1/14/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Family, friends and fans are mourning the loss of Penelakut Coast Salish artist Gus Modeste, who passed away late last week. His carvings and...
article Controversial wall art must go, Santa Fe says (1/14/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A Santa Fe homeowner said he will appeal a ruling by city government that he must remove pro-Palestinian art from the stucco walls surrounding his east...
article Navajo Artist Creates Controversial Pro-Palestinian Mural on Santa Fe’s Eastside (1/14/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The artist, Remy, installed reproductions of gruesome photographs from newspapers on a wall in the city’s historic district. The historic...
article Las Vegas hotel refutes O.J. Simpson’s claim that his reputation was damaged by report about him getting kicked out of venue (1/14/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A popular hotel in Las Vegas is refuting O.J. Simpson’s claim that his reputation took a hit following a media report about him getting kicked out...

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